Poverty and Child Abuse Counts
Geographic focus: USA / Cincinnati and northern Kentucky region
Date completed: 2002
Concentration of poverty poses risk to children and evidence suggests that it is associated with child abuse. Imam Xierali, a student at the University of Cincinnati, mapped the distribution of poverty and incidents of child abuse to test the correlation. In Iman’s maps the two sources of data are interpolated by census tract centroids with kriging method, which spatially demonstrate that areas with poverty concentration tend to have higher child abuse counts.
Topics / keywords: Child Abuse; Poverty